It was a full day of meeting at INESIN. Here is Hermana Lucy sharing some memories of the beginning of the project 15 years ago. She was one of several such speakers.
This is one of the discussion groups talking about what we have heard. This particular group is international partner groups. Around the table are folks from Switzerland, South Africa, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and mainland USA. We are Mennonite, Reformed, Catholic, Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ.
This is the next step. Here is Felix Ortiz Cotto, our Executive for Latin America and the Caribbean from Common Global Ministries, reporting back to the whole assembly what we talked about in our smaller group.
We took a bit of a break from all the talking and planted a tree to represent a commitment to the future. The whole group did it with some ceremony, but we were so crowded together it was difficult to get a picture. Here is Marina from SiPaz and her young son giving the new tree a little bit of water. The tree will bear at least two kinds of fruit – it is grafted together. An apt symbol for an organization promoting ecumenical work.
And the day concluded with Mariachi music and dancing. This is, of course, Mexico!